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  1. This study sought to identify the extent to which employee level and work stressors were associated with mental health problems experienced by Australian government employees, and with their use of primary car...

    Authors: Ruth A Parslow, Anthony F Jorm, Helen Christensen, Dorothy H Broom, Lyndall Strazdins and Rennie M D' Souza

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2004 4:41

    Content type: Research article

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  2. On 30th July 2002, the Suffolk Communicable Disease Control Team received notifications of gastrointestinal illness due to Salmonella Enteritidis in subjects who had eaten food from a Chinese restaurant on 27th J...

    Authors: Padmanabhan Badrinath, Torbjorn Sundkvist, Hamid Mahgoub and Richard Kent

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2004 4:40

    Content type: Research article

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  3. The Internet provides a new meeting ground, especially for gay men, that did not exist in the early 1990s. Several studies have found increased levels of high risk sexual behaviour and sexually transmissible i...

    Authors: Jonathan Elford, Graham Bolding, Mark Davis, Lorraine Sherr and Graham Hart

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2004 4:39

    Content type: Study protocol

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  4. There are multiple studies in different countries regarding the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency. These studies showed high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in Asian countries. This study tries to elucidat...

    Authors: Sima Hashemipour, Bagher Larijani, Hossein Adibi, Ebrahim Javadi, Mojtaba Sedaghat, Mohammad Pajouhi, Akbar Soltani, Ali Reza Shafaei, Zohreh Hamidi, Ali Reza Khalili Fard, Arash Hossein-Nezhad and Fargol Booya

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2004 4:38

    Content type: Research article

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  5. One estimate suggests that by 2010 more than 30% of a physician's time will be spent using information technology tools. The aim of this study is to assess the information and communication technologies (ICT) ...

    Authors: Miriam Samuel, John C Coombes, J Jaime Miranda, Rob Melvin, Eoin JW Young and Pejman Azarmina

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2004 4:37

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Influenza vaccination has been shown to reduce morbidity and mortality in the older adult population. In Canada, vaccination rates remain suboptimal. We identified factors predictive of influenza vaccination, ...

    Authors: Melissa K Andrew, Shelly McNeil, Heather Merry and Kenneth Rockwood

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2004 4:36

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Previous smallpox ring vaccination models based on contact tracing over a network suggest that ring vaccination would be effective, but have not explicitly included response logistics and limited numbers of va...

    Authors: Travis C Porco, Karen A Holbrook, Susan E Fernyak, Diane L Portnoy, Randy Reiter and Tomás J Aragón

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2004 4:34

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Numerous malaria epidemics have occurred in western Kenya, with increasing frequency over the past 20 years. A variety of hypotheses on the etiology of these epidemics have been put forth, with different impli...

    Authors: John C Carlson, Brian D Byrd and Francois X Omlin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2004 4:33

    Content type: Research article

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  9. We assessed whether the Korean version of modified Mini-Mental State Examination (K-mMMSE) has improved performance as a screening test for cognitive impairment or dementia in a general population compared wit...

    Authors: Seul-Ki Jeong, Ki-Hyun Cho and Jae-Min Kim

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2004 4:31

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Meningitis caused by Neisseria meningitidis is a serious infection which is most common in young children and adolescents. This study investigated the relationships between the incidence and age distribution of m...

    Authors: Christopher J Williams, Lorna J Willocks, Iain R Lake and Paul R Hunter

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2004 4:30

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Many Japanese believe that low-yield cigarettes are less hazardous than regular cigarettes, and many smokers consume low-yield cigarettes to reduce their risks from smoking. We evaluate the association between...

    Authors: Atsuko Nakazawa, Masako Shigeta and Kotaro Ozasa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2004 4:28

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Inadequate cervical smears cannot be analysed, can cause distress to women, are a financial burden to the NHS and may lead to further unnecessary procedures being undertaken. Furthermore, the proportion of ina...

    Authors: Wayne N Harrison, Mohammed A Mohammed, Michael K Wall and Tom P Marshall

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2004 4:25

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Birth defects, which are the major cause of infant mortality and a leading cause of disability, refer to "Any anomaly, functional or structural, that presents in infancy or later in life and is caused by event...

    Authors: Jilei Wu, Jinfeng Wang, Bin Meng, Gong Chen, Lihua Pang, Xinming Song, Keli Zhang, Ting Zhang and Xiaoying Zheng

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2004 4:23

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are a major public health problem among young people and can lead to the spread of HIV. Previous studies have primarily addressed barriers to STD care for symptomatic patie...

    Authors: Elizabeth C Tilson, Victoria Sanchez, Chandra L Ford, Marlene Smurzynski, Peter A Leone, Kimberley K Fox, Kathleen Irwin and William C Miller

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2004 4:21

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The risk compensation theory is a widely used concept in transport economics to analyze driver risk behaviour. This article explores the feasibility of applying the theory in blood transfusion to raise importa...

    Authors: Mo Amin, Kumanan Wilson, Alan Tinmouth and Paul Hébert

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2004 4:20

    Content type: Debate

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  16. Young people are of particular importance in state policies against Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). We intended to assess the knowledge and attitude of high school students regarding AIDS in Iran.

    Authors: Anahita Tavoosi, Azadeh Zaferani, Anahita Enzevaei, Parvin Tajik and Zahra Ahmadinezhad

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2004 4:17

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Worldwide, injuries from road traffic collisions are a rapidly growing problem in terms of morbidity and mortality. The UK has amongst the worst records in Europe with regard to child pedestrian safety. A trad...

    Authors: Paul Hewson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2004 4:15

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Patients under haemodialysis are considered at high risk to acquire hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Since few data are reported from Brazil, our aim was to assess the frequency and risk factors for HBV infe...

    Authors: Flair J Carrilho, Cleusa R Moraes, João RR Pinho, Isabel MVGC Mello, Dennis A Bertolini, Marcílio F Lemos, Regina C Moreira, Leda C Bassit, Rita A Cardoso, Gabriela Ribeiro-dos-Santos and Luiz C Da Silva

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2004 4:13

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Any hypothesis in longitudinal studies may be affected by attrition and poor response rates. The MRC Cognitive Function and Ageing study (MRC CFAS) is a population based longitudinal study in five centres with...

    Authors: Fiona E Matthews, Mark Chatfield, Carol Freeman, Cherie McCracken, Carol Brayne and MRC CFAS

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2004 4:12

    Content type: Research article

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  20. The prevalence of hyperuricemia has rarely been investigated in developing countries. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of hyperuricemia and the association between uric acid l...

    Authors: D Conen, V Wietlisbach, P Bovet, C Shamlaye, W Riesen, F Paccaud and M Burnier

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2004 4:9

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Medical sickness certificates are generally the main source for information when scrutinizing the need for aimed intervention strategies to avoid or reduce the individual and community side effects of sick lea...

    Authors: Nils Fleten, Roar Johnsen and Bente Skipenes Østrem

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2004 4:8

    Content type: Research article

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  22. This article discusses the design of a study on the prevalence of health problems (both physical and mental) and the utilisation of health care services among asylum seekers and refugees in the Netherlands, in...

    Authors: Annette AM Gerritsen, Inge Bramsen, Walter Devillé, Loes HM van Willigen, Johannes E Hovens and Henk M van der Ploeg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2004 4:7

    Content type: Study protocol

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  23. Despite the increasing demand for acupuncture and homoeopathy in Germany, little is known about the effects of these treatments in routine care. We set up a pragmatic documentation study in general practice fu...

    Authors: Corina Güthlin, Oliver Lange and Harald Walach

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2004 4:6

    Content type: Research article

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  24. We report on the validity of the computerized diagnoses of autism in a large case-control study investigating the possible association between autism and the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine in the UK using ...

    Authors: Eric Fombonne, Lisa Heavey, Liam Smeeth, Laura C Rodrigues, Claire Cook, Peter G Smith, Linyan Meng and Andrew J Hall

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2004 4:5

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Population studies frequently employ a single item dependent variable for overall health. Self-rated mental health has been the focus of attention less often. The purpose of this project was to investigate the...

    Authors: James E Rohrer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2004 4:3

    Content type: Research article

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  26. The continuous monitoring and future prediction of the growing epidemic of diabetes mellitus worldwide presuppose consistent information about the extent of the problem. The aim of this study was to determine ...

    Authors: Aristofanis Gikas, Alexios Sotiropoulos, Demosthenes Panagiotakos, Theodoros Peppas, Eystathios Skliros and Stavros Pappas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2004 4:2

    Content type: Research article

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  27. The media play an important role at the interface of science and policy by communicating scientific information to the public and policy makers. In issues of theoretical risk, in which there is scientific unce...

    Authors: Kumanan Wilson, Catherine Code, Christopher Dornan, Nadya Ahmad, Paul Hébert and Ian Graham

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2004 4:1

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Cigarette taxation has been perceived by academics and policy-makers as one of the most effective ways of reducing the use of cigarettes. On January 1 2002, the Taiwan government imposed a New Taiwan (NT) $5 p...

    Authors: Yi-Wen Tsai, Lee-Lan Yen, Chung-Lin Yang and Pei-Fen Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2003 3:42

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Influenza is a common and serious public health problem among the elderly. The influenza vaccine is safe and effective.

    Authors: Truls Østbye, Donald H Taylor, Ann Marie M Lee, Gary Greenberg and Lynn van Scoyoc

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2003 3:41

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Paragonimiasis have previously been reported in two zones of the Southwest Province of Cameroon including the Kupe mountain and Mundani foci. The aim of this study was to investigate the presence and epidemiol...

    Authors: Roger Moyou-Somo, Charles Kefie-Arrey, Georges Dreyfuss and Michel Dumas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2003 3:40

    Content type: Research article

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  31. The world-wide increase of foodborne infections with antibiotic resistant pathogens is of growing concern and is designated by the World Health Organization as an emerging public health problem. Thermophilic Camp...

    Authors: Ursula Ledergerber, Gertraud Regula, Roger Stephan, Jürg Danuser, Béatrice Bissig and Katharina DC Stärk

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2003 3:39

    Content type: Research article

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  32. In the year after birth one in six women has a depressive illness, and 30% are still depressed, or depressed again, when their child is 2 years old, 94% experience at least one major health problem (e.g. back ...

    Authors: Judith Lumley, Rhonda Small, Stephanie Brown, Lyndsey Watson, Jane Gunn, Creina Mitchell and Wendy Dawson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2003 3:36

    Content type: Study protocol

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  33. Recent syphilis outbreaks in the UK have raised serious concerns about the sexual health of the population. Moreover, syphilis appears more likely to facilitate HIV transmission than any other sexually transmi...

    Authors: C Philip Wheater, Penny A Cook, Pete Clark, Qutub Syed and Mark A Bellis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2003 3:34

    Content type: Research article

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